While on Friday in Sochi, Russia, Senegalese and African Union President Macky Sall told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Africa was a “victim” of Moscow’s 100-day conflict with Ukraine.
An important meeting for Africa. Coming to the land of his Russian counterpart, Macky Sall, president of Senegal and the African Union, told Vladimir Putin that Africa was a “victim” of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The UN recently warned of a possible “hurricane of famine” in Africa as many countries import wheat from Ukraine. These imports account for more than half of the wheat on the African continent.
Concerned about Africa’s food supply capacity, Macky Sall expressed the hope that Western sanctions against Russia would not affect the food sector.
“Sanctions against Russia have become more serious, we no longer have access to cereals from Russia, but especially fertilizers,” he said, adding that this poses “serious threats to the continent’s food security.” .
Vladimir Putin did not publicly answer these questions but recalled the Soviet Union’s “support” for African countries “in the fight against colonization” and praised the development of Russian-African relations.